BASKETBALL: The former French basketball star, Tony Parker does not hide his ambitions
Tony Parker at the head of an NBA franchise by the end of the decade? Possible. This is, in any case, the assumed dream of the former Spurs player, whose name is also mentioned for the resumption … of OL . “The ultimate goal is to one day own an NBA franchise,” said Parker to the site The Undefeated, who will soon join the board of directors of OL Groupe, the holding company which heads the Ligue 1 club led by Jean-Michel. Aulas and who owns shares in Asvel, the club run by Tony Parker.
“With OL Groupe, we dream big. It is a strong possibility. At present, we have other goals and objectives. But in five to ten years … I’ve always been the kind of person who dreams big. I have already had discussions with (Aulas) about this, ”he added.
Parker remains an American resident
The latter, aged 71, has discussed in recent weeks the possibility of handing over to Parker in four or five years. This was confirmed on Friday by the young retired prosecutor, believing on OLTV that “it’s perfect to learn over four or five years” for such a responsibility.
For now, the former leader, quadruple NBA champion is OL’s ambassador abroad. He also integrated 3% of the capital of the American football club Reign FC of the American star Megan Rapinoe (renamed OL Reign), OL Groupe, holding 89.5% since December. As such, despite his role as president of Asvel and his growing involvement in OL Groupe, Parker indicated that he intended to stay in the United States where he has lived for 20 years.